[In the news] Aquino, Abaya lying about fare hikes -Manila Standard Today

Aquino, Abaya lying about fare hikes
By Christine F. Herrera, Vito Barcelo, Manila Standard Today
December 30, 2014

THE youth group Anakbayan on Monday called President Benigno Aquino III and Transport Secretary Emilio Abaya “barefaced liars” after Abaya said the extra revenue from the planned fare increases in the MRT and LRT train systems will not go to improve the trains but will be used to pay for the onerous deals with private firms.


Malacañang and the Transport Department had previously said that the fare hikes would go to improve the train service.

“The Aquino government and Liberal Party president Emilio Abaya are barefaced liars. They have been decieving the public to justify the train fare hikes,” Anakbayan national chairman Vencer Crisostomo said.

“In fact, they are implementing the fare hikes to fund the onerous and corrupt deals with private firms which have been getting super profits and are set to gain more from these hikes.”

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